Technikal

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Technikal (born 1986, Carshalton, England) is a British hardcore musician, established as one of the most respected and biggest selling artists in the world of hard dance, producing hardcore tracks alongside hard dance, as well as producing electro material.

Career[edit]

Technikal first found his passion for dance music as a young teenager, and was inspired by his older brother to take up music production. Producing from the age of thirteen,[1] he got his first track signed at the age of seventeen[1] - and has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of records across the globe[citation needed]. Since being discovered by Heat UK’s Spencer Freeland and Marc French in 2004, Technikal has worked with the likes of Lisa Lashes, Nick Sentience, Phil Reynolds, Steve Hill, and Rob Tissera.

He has played gigs over the past year[when?] as Tidy Weekender, Goodgreef vs Sundissential, Frantic, and a midnight set at HeatUK’s New Year’s Eve Party at Brixton Academy. Further afield he has played at Australia’s Progress and Masif, as well as the Impulz party in the Netherlands.

Summer 2006 saw Technikal playing some of his biggest gigs yet. With Tidy vs Extreme Euphoria, Dance Valley and Creamfields having all been played, more studio dates are planned with the likes of Greg Brookman, Nick Sentience, Dougal and Gammer.

Since 2006, Alf has picked up the second best producer and remixer three years running;[1] "Which is still a great achievement for me" he states in an interview with Frenzy, "Saying that it would be great to pick up one of the above accolades next year!"

On 15 November 2010, Technikal released his first album "Techtonik" on iTunes. The album is mostly consisted of his own work and remixes, but includes some tracks from other notable artists such as Guyver and Rodi Style [2]

Bamford has co-produced Example's entire fifth studio album Live Life Living, including the singles "All the Wrong Places", "Kids Again", "One More Day (Stay with Me)" and "10 Million People".

Aliases[edit]

  • Technikal
  • Technikore
  • Elemental
  • Solar Scape
  • Masif DJs
  • Cloud Nine
  • Alf Bamford
  • Bamford
  • Immerze
  • Critikal

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Annihilation (2003)
  • Daywalker (2003)
  • Adagio For Strings (2004)
  • Check Out The Sound (2004)
  • Mission Accomplished (2004)
  • Pacemaker (2004)
  • Technikal Support (2004)
  • The Beginning (2004)
  • Ecstacy (2005)
  • Global Panic / System Shock (2005)
  • Heartburn (2005)
  • Mad & Confused (2005)
  • Overdrive / Doomed (2005)
  • Emotion Is Khaos (2005)
  • Strong To Survive (2005)
  • Summassault (2005)
  • Voodoo (2005)
  • N20 (Found Some Gas) / Anxious Heart (2006)
  • Don't Get Scared (2006)
  • Promise (2006)
  • More & More / Bad Girl (2006)
  • Rock & Rollin' (2007)
  • Weekend (Party Time) (2007)
  • Evolution (2007)
  • Impulz (2007)
  • Ride With It (2007
  • Wake Up (2007)
  • Back 2 The Old Skool (2007)
  • Terminal Velocity (2007)
  • Sacrifice (2007)
  • Second Day (2007)
  • Rushin' (2007)
  • Neutralize (2007)
  • Tekamine (2007)
  • Wanna Go For A Ride? (2007)
  • Open Your Mind (2007)
  • Pump It (2007)
  • Anthem / Antivirus (2007)
  • Feel The Love (2007)
  • Voodoo / Free At Last (2007)
  • Industrializm (2007)
  • Overdrive 2007 (2007)
  • Supersonic (2008)
  • Return To Innocence / New Religion (2008)
  • Don't Stop (2008)
  • Perception (2008)
  • Mass Effect (2008)
  • The Storm (2008)
  • Northern Lights (2008)
  • Something Different (2009)
  • 5th Element (2009)
  • Song For You (2009)
  • Mad Glow / Tricky Ways (2009)
  • Gear Shift / Dedicate (2009)
  • Look @ The Heaven (2009)
  • Believe In You / Ready 2 Rave (2010)
  • Blame (2010)
  • The Ritual (2010)
  • Psy-Fi (2010)
  • System Overload (2010)
  • Reckless / Send Me An Angel (2010)
  • Annihilation 2010 (2010)
  • Drifting Away (2010)

Remixes[edit]

  • Music For Tomorrow (2003)
  • Amnesia (2004)
  • Are You A Freak? (2004)
  • Reach Out (2004)
  • A Feeling (2005)
  • Alone (2005)
  • Chasing Angels (2005)
  • Discover (2005)
  • Darren Styles - You're My Angel (2005)
  • No Good For Me (2005)
  • Rock The House (2005)
  • Masif DJs - Silence (2005)
  • Together In This Dream (2005)
  • Angels In Heaven (2006)
  • Darkest Desire (2006)
  • U Got 2 Let The Music (2006)
  • Bliss inc - Faith (2007)
  • JX - Restless (2007)
  • Matt Gardner & Sambo - New Reality (2007)
  • Dougal & Gammer - Heaven On Earth
  • Darren Styles - Save Me
  • Darren Styles - Drop Zone
  • Styles & Breeze f/ Karen Danzig - I Will Be

Engineered[edit]

  • Marc French - 1234 (2004)
  • Marc French - All The Way (2004)
  • Brad Thatcher - Your Dream (2005)
  • Carl Nicholson - Blueprint (Tara's Theme) / Devils Door (2005)
  • Marc French - The Liberator (2005)
  • Marc French - Xtreme (2005)
  • Marc French - Metropolis (Space is the place) (2005)
  • Trevor McLachlan - The Voice (2005)
  • Phil York vs Shaun M - Command & Conquer (2006)
  • Jason Cortez - Finally (2006)
  • Jason Cortez - No Other Way (2006)
  • Jason Cortez - Shining In The XTC (2006)
  • Lisa Lashes - Untitled (2006)
  • Little Gem - Dark Angel (2006)
  • Brad Thatcher - Conscious Awareness (2006)
  • Brad Thatcher - The Island (2006)
  • Trevor McLachlan - Rain Down On Me (2006)
  • Trevor McLachlan - Dance With Me (2006)
  • Trevor McLachlan - Feels So Good (To Me) (2006)
  • Trevor McLachlan & Brad Thatcher - Sequential (2007)
  • Trevor McLachlan & Brad Thatcher - Imagination (2007)
  • Pero - Obsession (2008)
  • Amber D - Rush On Me (2009)
  • Amber D - Cerca Trova (2009)
  • Technikal & Will Courtis - Dedicate (2009)
  • Technikal & Simon Qudos - Gearshift (2009)
  • April & Technikal - Mad Glow (2009)
  • Technikal pres. Olivia Rose - 5th Element (2009)
  • Nathalie & Technikal - Big Sky (2009)

Awards[edit]

  • Voted 2nd-best producer of the year at the Hard Dance Awards 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Techtonik (Mixed By Technikal) by Various Artists". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

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